GSuite PD Carousel

A COETAIL Course 2 Final Project

Lina Farrow - Brian Kasper - Jen Clark

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Overview

The goal of this PD session is to offer structured time for teachers to get acquainted with or expand their knowledge of a variety of GSuite tools.

Outline of PD Experience

All teachers attend the introductory session. Afterwards, teachers go to their chosen four sessions, one per rotation. There will be two time slots for teachers to touch base with experts throughout the PD session.

Schedule With Times

Introductory session

8:30 - 9:00

Rotation 1

9:05 - 9:35

Talk to an expert

9:40 - 10:00

Rotation 2

10:00 - 10:30

Break

10:30 - 10:50

Rotation 3

10:50 - 11:20

Talk to an expert

11:25 - 11:45

Rotation 4

11:50 - 12:20

Closing session

12:25 - 12: 35

Individual Session Descriptions

Title/Topic

Description

Location

Intro To GSuite

Logistics of rotations

Teachers will choose four sessions to attend. Each session will last 30 minutes.

Between Rotation 1 and Rotation 2, and between Rotation 3 and Rotation 4, there are two sessions of 20 minutes each allocated to Expert Time Talk. During these times, teachers can choose to talk to experts on different GSuite tools, that will help them clarify any questions they have.

Experts and locations are as follows:

Expert on Gmail, Google Docs: Library

Expert on GoogleSheets and GoogleSlides: Media Centre

Expert on GoogleClassroom: Library

Expert on GoogleEarth: Media Centre.

Introduction to the Connect-Extend-Challenge Visible Thinking routine.

The teachers will be given a graphic organizer to record their thoughts for this routine. In this session, the teachers will be asked to fill in the Connect part of the routine.  This part focuses on identifying their prior knowledge on GSuite tools and the expectations they have for the PD session ahead.  

At the end of each rotation, the teachers will add to the Extend part, with what they have learned/clarified/extended during the session.  They can also add any outstanding questions to the Challenge part.

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GMail

Beginner

At the end of the session, you will know how to:

  • Create Google account if needed
  • How to attach documents
  • Themes
  • Tabs
  • Folders
  • Archive

Intermediate

At the end of the session, you will know how to:

  • Secure gmail extension
  • Labels and filters
  • Domain email in gmail
  • Settings
  • Undo Send
  • Filter messages
  • Enable preview pane

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GoogleDocs

Beginner

At the end of the session, you will know how to:

  • To log in to your Google account/get to drive
  • Create a new document
  • Make a copy
  • How to share with edit rights
  • Navigate toolbar
  • How to print

Intermediate

At the end of the session, you will know how to:

  • Comments and tagging
  • Reminder that it is a live document-all changes saved automatically-no saving
  • See revision history

Room 102

GoogleSheets

Beginner

At the end of the session, you will know how to:

  • Create new sheet
  • Merge Cells
  • Change themes
  • Insert a chart
  • Format cells

Intermediate

At the end of the session, you will know how to:

  • Upload an existing spreadsheet
  • Use Functions/formulas
  • Use sort and filter

Room 103

GoogleSlides

Beginner

At the end of the session, you will know how to:

  • Create slides, transitions, themes
  • Insert picture
  • Insert image from internet
  • Cropping and masking images

Intermediate

At the end of the session, you will know how to:

  • Present in a new window
  • Embed a slideshow in a website
  • Create an interactive slideshow

Room 104

GoogleClassroom

Beginner

At the end of the session, you will know how to:

  • Find Classroom in your GSuite portal
  • Create a class and invite students
  • Add co-teachers to you classroom
  • Change the ‘theme’ of your Classroom
  • Post an announcement, assignment, or question to your class

Intermediate

At the end of the session, you will know how to:

  • Build upon the basics from the ‘beginner’ session
  • Add a topic tag to your announcement, assignment, or question to allow for better organization
  • Upload and organize class materials
  • Integrate with Google Calendar
  • Integrate with and organize your class folder in GDocs
  • Assign docs and share individual copies with students
  • Manage due dates and assessments through Classroom

Room 105

GoogleEarth

Beginner

At the end of the session, you will know how to:

  • Use layers
  • Use toolbars-historical imagery
  • Navigate
  • Use Google Sky

Intermediate

At the end of the session, you will know how to:

  • Create folders
  • Create tours
  • Create 3D movies
  • Export files
  • Use expeditions AR/VR

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Closing session

All teachers will return to the theatre.

Teachers will be asked to take a look at their Challenge part of their organizer and use sticky notes to record outstanding questions they have for each of the GSuite tools.

There will be easels with butcher paper on the stage, one for each GSuite tool, where teachers can put their sticky notes with questions. This will help pinpoint areas for future PD and coaching.

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